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headspace

Term for that part of the void in a fermentation tank that serves as a reserve. The container must not be completely filled, because at the fermentation of the grape heated and its volume can increase considerably. The rise space must make up 5 to 10% of the container volume, with a closed one maceration even about 25%. See also below Gäraufsatz,

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